Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Oxford
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Oxford restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 88 restaurants in Oxford and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Oxford restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Oxford Restaurants
1. The Oxford Kitchen British restaurant in Oxford 215 Banbury Rd - OX2
Relaxed fine dining in Oxford.
Now recognised as one of the most exciting dining outlets in the city, The Oxford Kitchenâs reputation for fine modern British cuisine is built around the inspired creations of Executive Chef John Footman, whose food has the critics talking.
2. The Folly British, Modern restaurant in Oxford 1 Folly Bridge - OX1
The Folly occupies a unique riverside position in the heart of Oxford. The restaurant provides simply served, excellently cooked dishes crafted from wonde...
3. Cherwell Boathouse British, Modern restaurant in Oxford Bardwell Road - OX2
The Cherwell Boathouse is beautifully located on the banks of the river Cherwell close to the center of Oxford . The restaurant serves modern English food complimented with an award wining wine list . Al fresco dining is available , alongside Oxford largest punting station . ...
4. The Perch French restaurant in Oxford Binsey Ln - OX2
The Perch is Oxfordâs best kept secret. A destination pub on Port Meadow serving excellent, farmhouse-style British food with a seasonal edge and open to all comers.
The Perch is one of Oxfordâs oldest and most charming pubs. Weâre right by the river on Port Meadow in a lo...
5. Oli's Thai Thai restaurant in Oxford 38 Magdalen Rd - OX4
Brilliant, just brilliant, wow, wow, wow!; this tiny Thai café may have a small menu that never changes dramatically, and you do have to book two to three months in advance, but the sublime and astonishing flavours are worth all the waiting so if at first you dont succeed in getting a table, try, try again!
6. The Fishes British, Modern restaurant in Oxford North Hinksey Village - OX2
Well-sourced, thoughtful cooking, careful service and a great choice of puds are three reasons why you always leave The Fishes feeling cheerful others being the attractive waterside setting and pleasant garden.
7. My Sichuan Chinese restaurant in Oxford The Old School, Gloucester Grn - OX1
Go once and if you like Sichuan cooking youll be hooked on this really interesting, if slightly Spartan old schoolhouse, near the Ashmolean, which is always bursting with diners. Its not for the faint of heart dishes are heavy on grease (as in China), and definitely heavy on chillies too, and include unusual ingredients (duck tongues, pig tripe, frogs legs), but if you can take it, results are brilliant and exciting.
8. Gee’s British, Modern restaurant in Oxford 61 Banbury Rd - OX2
Gees is always relaxing and enjoyable; despite the staff turnover each time, the service and the overall atmosphere remain friendly and welcoming at this north Oxford venture in a striking Victorian glasshouse. The food was consistently well-rated this year.
9. Ashmolean Dining Room British, Modern restaurant in Oxford Beaumont St - OX1
Great views across the Oxford rooftops are a major draw to the patio of this English, eccentric and lovely venue (indeed rather too many tourists come to photograph from it); it strikes the odd critic as less than the sum of its parts, but the food is very good by all accounts.
10. Chiang Mai Thai restaurant in Oxford Kemp Hall Passage, 130A High Street - OX1
This quirky staple, hidden just off the High Street in a rather amazing Tudor building, has long been a top tip locally for its superior Thai cuisine; it gets very busy in the evening when quality can suffer, but visit at lunchtime and the food is brilliant.
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